Difference Between CAT2 and CAT1 LK Domain
Posted by LankaHost NOC on 20 March 2017 09:33 PM

Most of the LK Domains fall in to 2 categoies unless they are coming as special domains.



Typical LK Domain Name




CAT2 domain + Its all CAT3 domains

Example, + + +


Why you need to register it in CAT1


CAT1 is protection for your .lk domain. Example, if you are hardworking to build brand as and someone can else register and become your competitor. Having your domain, it CAT1, you will safeguard with your .lk domain name. But in most cases CAT2 would enough.

However it’s your choice. CAT1 domain names are more expensive.



Cost of CAT1 LK Domain Name


Please refer

Typical cost of CAT1 and CAT2 domains are

CAT 1 : Rs 5000.00 + VAT

CAT2 :  Rs 3000.00 + VAT

But with LankaHost you may obtain CAT1 and CAT2 domains lower rate than above. Please refer above link for latest pricing


How to order Domain in CAT1


In LankaHost order from, you will ask to upgrade your domain to CAT1, in that you can get CAT1 upgrade to your domain.


Can CAT2 domain upgrade to CAT1 ?


With LankaHost, within first 4 weeks of the domain registration, it can upgrade to CAT1. You will need to contact us over phone/email/live chat and request for CAT1 upgrade. Then you will provide invoice to pay the difference


Special Note


When the time you are requesting CAT1 domain, but if some CAT3 extensions of the same domains are taken by someone else, you will only receiving the available CAT3 extensions. You will not be able to get already registered CAT3 extensions of the same domain.

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